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Quis machinabitur ipsos machinatores?

Who will engineer the engineers?

In the first century AD, the Romans forged the sentence “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” — Who will watch the watchmen?

Jonas Söderström
Sep 1, 2018 · 4 min read

For centuries it has symbolised the dilemma of how to control those who have been given power over the rest of us.

Now, this motto needs an update.

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